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Don’t Know What Job You Want? Start Here

If I asked you right now, “Soo… What kind of jobs are you thinking of doing this summer?”, what would you say? Maybe…   “Anything. Just not retail.” “Somewhere in downtown Toronto would be nice.” “I want to work at any of...

Student Side Hustles: How Freelancers Should Manage Their Money

Take it from me – money mistakes as a freelancer could really cost you. You don’t need me to tell you that the workforce is now more competitive than ever. Enrollment in Canadian universities is up 150% since 1980 and education is no lo...

Don’t Apply for an Unpaid Internship. Here’s 5 Steps to Start Your Own

Taking an unpaid internship is, shall we say, controversial. To some they are a useful stepping stone to breaking into a glamorous industry, to others they are an unethical ploy to exploit a vulnerable twenty-something’s free labour. Ther...

Establishing a Successful Relationship With Your Muse

[Enter our 87th Annual Writing Competition for your chance to win and have your work be seen by editors and agents—not to mention a chance at $5,000 in cash!] I was driving home one day, having spent the afternoon with an old friend. He...

Goo.gl Is Being Shut Down – 5 Alternatives

Thanks to a Tweet from Tony Vincent I learned that Google announced the impending closure of the Goo.gl URL shortening service. It has been a good URL shortening tool for years, but not the most popular service because you couldn’...

10 Resume and Cover Letter Mistakes We’ve All Made

Here are 10 painful resume and cover letter mistakes we’ve all made at some point. Sending out resumes and cover letters can be a tedious, stressful task. It takes a lot of time to perfect a set of documents that a hiring manager will pro...

The Identity List: How to Catalog Your Written Work to Get More Freelance Writing Projects

By keeping a catalog of published pieces, freelancers can leverage future success when querying editors. Stay organized with this process for organizing and structuring your list to get more freelance writing projects. by Kimberly A. Edward...

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 430

For today’s prompt, write an annoyance poem. It could be about a small annoyance (like the power shutting off here for a few hours this morning). Or it could be about an annoyance that is somewhat more significant. Maybe it’s hair that ...

The Art of the Paragraph: How to Write Dialogue in Fiction

Paragraph writing in fiction doesn’t follow traditional rules. Like storytelling itself, it is artistically liberated, and that liberation gives it the potential to contribute to the story’s aesthetic appeal. Paragraphs build a story se...

Wikispaces is Closing – Here Are Some Alternatives

Last week the team at Wikispaces announced that the service will be shutting down later this year. Part of that announcement included a link to directions for downloading your content from the service. Of course, if you want to build a new ...

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